Former President Donald Trump said he would benefit from choosing better people for his next administration, if elected president again.
Claremont Institute Chairman Thomas Klingenstein described the contents of a recent 30-minute telephone conversation with Trump.
“I asked President Trump what two or three things he would do differently were he to get a second term,” Klingenstein said. “He gave me a very good answer, I think. He said, ‘People, people, people.’ Obviously, he knows that many in his administration ill-served him, sometimes even undercut him.”
The conservative commentator added Trump explained he did not know his way around Washington when he was first elected president. Klingenstein claims the 45th president took advice from the wrong people.
“I now know the right people,” Trump declared.
Installing qualified candidates who enjoy the full confidence of Trump would certainly help him accomplish policy goals of his. The Trump administration was bedeviled almost from the start with staff turnover.
The most egregious example would be the FBI’s ouster of Trump’s first National Security Advisor, retired Army General Michael Flynn after less than three weeks after Inauguration Day.
Cabinet secretaries and high-ranking department staff, including White House employees in the West Wing rose and fell like winter wheat. Frequent turnover through dismissals and resignations resulted in many mid-to-upper level administrations remaining vacant for long periods.
Having a better sense of whom to appoint to positions best suited to that individual’s skill set would help a future President Trump hit the ground running.
If Republicans control the Senate, he could gain quick consent of nominees who would help quickly implement changes to restore the economy, improve public safety and safeguard U.S. borders.
Grassroots support for federal candidates who support Trump may have changed the composition of the congressional Republican caucus, according to a Western Journal report. In some instances, senators and congressional members opposed to Trump (e.g., Liz Cheney) have been replaced through primary defeats and retirement.
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